3 years ago, more or less exactly, I knew I'd be heading to the maternity unit any time soon. Since then I've had a rather sedentary lifestyle. The body is bearing the brunt, so 28 Dec 2012 seems a better day than 1 Jan 2013 to try again to change things. Not sure I need to change the DIY-on-the-fly-ness though. Told myself I wasn't bothered about making the boy a cake, until late in the evening when I suddenly decide to make a lion cake: no recipe, no design, just lets do it. Not really into competitive parenting, so just got to hope the boy can tell the difference between a lion and a flower. My mom said 'Meow' when I showed it to her; that's animal at least.
The toilet roll Nativity lost some impetus, but the Christmas tree decorations got made, even if there was neglible interest from the toddler. Christmas Eve sees me over-cooking the cake for pudding tomorrow and dispensing neurofen to said child with fever.
Tuesday night saw me sitting up till the small hours converting a pillowcase into a ghost costume - last minute, no design. The weekend saw the start of the conversion of toilet rolls into nativity scene characters - some idea of what we are doing, some making it up as we go along. Now my husband has tasked me with creating Christmas tree decorations for posting to the grandmother made by her adorable grandson. For this, I think, we're going to need a plan!